Friday, October 22, 2010
Articles that we found interesting this week.
Gadi Ben-Yehuda
  • You have a friend request from DHS! Federal Computer Week is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security encouraged its employees to friend or follow applicants for citizenship.
John Kamensky
  • Front Row Seat in ROWE. Have you ever wondered what it actually means to implement a “Results-Only Work Environment?”  The Office of Personnel Management is piloting it internally, but the DC Government’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer has committed to implementing it across the entire 550-person organization and invited Gadi Dechter, with the Center for American Progress, to chronicle their transition with weekly installments.  It’s got more serial drama than “Real Housewives of DC!”  Read this week's installment, "The Guinea Pigs in the Basement"
  • Should contract management be rated a core competence in government?  The federal government spends more than $500 billion via contracts every year.  In his weekly blog for FCW, Harvard’s Dr. Steve Kelman says “yes.”
  • What happens when the bandaid falls off? Asks Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene in their blog post on the implementation of the Recovery Act by the states.  They sum up a recent GAO report where states lay out their (largely unpalatable) options for what they’ll do next year when the money stops flowing.
Dan Chenok
Business of Government Radio Show: Vice Admiral David Jack Dorsett 
The Business of Government Hour features a conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Past government executives include Administrators, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Commissioners, Controllers, Directors, and Undersecretaries.
Vice Admiral David Jack Dorsett assumed office as the first deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) in 2009.  As a flag officer, Dorsett has served as director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Pacific Command; director for Intelligence (J2), U.S. Joint Staff; and director of Naval Intelligence (N2), CNO.


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